Drivers for rideshares like Uber and delivery company’s like Grubhub can bring you to Bakersfield or bring Bakersfield to you. It’s as simple as opening up an app. But each request means another car trying to merge onto Bakersfield’s busy highways and streets. These drivers may be in a hurry and they may be distracted by their customers. It can all lead to a potential accident and injury for you.
You could be in a rideshare car when the driver causes a collision, or you may driving alongside a delivery driver in a rush and suddenly take an impact. If you’re hurt, you’ll soon find that rideshare and delivery companies aren’t in the business of helping victims. They may try to pin the blame on you or their own employee.
That’s why a rideshare accident attorney working on your side can be so important to your future. We can protect your rights and make sure they are held accountable. Contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your case and find out just what you should expect in compensation after an accident.
Uber and Lyft Distracted Drivers in Bakersfield
Whether it’s a relaxing weekend along the Kern River or down Ming Avenue for a shopping or eating excursion, Bakersfield residents can tally a lot of miles each week. A lot of that travel is trusted to a rideshare driver.
Drivers for a company like Lyft or Uber may intend to be safe drivers but their jobs can tempt them to make some reckless decisions. A rideshare or food order notification can be the first distraction. Workers may only have a moment to glance down at the phone and accept the order. In that time they may have traveled 100 feet without one look at the road.
Amazon drivers can travel in considerably bigger vehicles and any inattention can put their large vans on a collision course with a car or a pedestrian.
Compensation for Victims of Rideshare and Delivery Accidents
A victim in a devastating accident may struggle with hospital bills and lost wages at work and have to ask an important question. Just who can be held liable for my accident? The answer is that a rideshare company may owe you compensation, the rideshare or delivery driver may also have to provide compensation.
Who is at fault may be a complex issue and then you have to consider what type of coverage each company provides for accident victims if any at all. Don’t trust an insurance company to inform you of all of your rights. Make sure you have a rideshare law accident attorney guiding you through the process of getting help with your bills and securing your future. Contact us for a free consultation.
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